Young Company sessions are available on Tuesday evenings, with extra rehearsals scheduled for other evenings and Sundays when working towards a performance. The Company is designed to challenge young people age 15+ (Year 11 +) with the more complex and advanced techniques of acting and theatre skills. Through working towards performance pieces, they will begin to understand how a professional theatre company might operate and some may take on the roles of designers, directors and technicians. There is one hour vocal tuition and two hours acting / drama tuition.
National Theatre Connections Plays - new writing
The Company has the opportunity to perform new writing as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival which commissions well known playwrights to write short plays for Young People. This will involve approximately three performances of a selected play at three different regional professional theatres, performing on the main stages.
2021's festival saw us perform 'Wind/Rush Generation(s)' by Mojisola Adeyabo at the Bonington Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse. Click here to see photos of the production.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
This is a huge opportunity for members of the Young Company to perform a 50 minute show on 9 consecutive days at the well known Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August each year. Since 2009, the Company has performed in many different venues in Edinburgh and has received 3* and 4* reviews and in 2016 a award for the best children's theatre (Peter Pan) We have had sell out shows for the last three years and received the 'Sell Out Show' laurel for selling 95% of seats for Aladdin in 2017. Beauty and the Beast sold 93% of tickets in 2018. We are now in a position where families return each year to see our show. You can find a photo gallery of our 11th show, The Wizard of Oz, by clicking here.
In addition to performing in Edinburgh, there are extensive opportunities to see from over 3000 plays, musicals, music, comedy, children's shows and many other more obscure genres of performance. (See pictures in the gallery)